Learning & training

Number of over-50s out of work almost doubles

Support for over-50s to retrain or gain a new qualification is needed to reduce long-term unemployment, a report has said,...

Apprenticeship system reboot could boost economy

A new focus on SMEs and younger people who are disadvantaged could lead to an improved demand-led system, says influential think-tank.

Government to double nursing apprentices with £172m funding

Healthcare employers will be able to take on up to 8,000 nursing degree apprentices over the next four years.

A coaching mindset within occupational health – release your inner ‘enabler’

Occupational health practitioners are trained to be “the expert in the room” when it comes to workplace health and often...

Out of sight: how to manage remote teams

Managing people remotely for any length of time puts the onus on leaders to learn a new set of tools.

NHS to focus on flexible working and staff wellbeing

Flexible working, education and health and wellbeing are at the forefront of the new NHS People Plan, which the government...

Royal Mail loses appeal against agency worker decision

Royal Mail and Angard lose their appeal over definition of agency workers and the employment rights the group is entitled to.

Shifting sales: How can organisations boost remote sales teams?

Teams of field sales people have had to adapt quickly to running meetings and chasing leads virtually rather than in...

Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

Government announces CJRS "bonus", kick-start scheme for 16 to 24-year-olds and other initiatives to boost jobs...

Chancellor to announce kickstart scheme for jobs

The chancellor is due to announce a £2bn “kickstart jobs scheme” today in the hope it will stem youth unemployment...

One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safety

One in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often...

apprenticeships

Firms to be given £1,000 per work experience trainee to stimulate youth employment

Employers in England will be given £1,000 for each work experience placement.

Government must act to prevent mass youth unemployment

Measures need to be urgently implemented to avoid mass youth unemployment, and should include employers being incentivised...

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